In freshwater environments apparently minor sponge feeding typifies the Australian chelid Rheodytes leukops and traces of sponges occur in the diet of the Texas river cooter
, Pseudemys lexana (Legler and Cann, 1980; Tucker et al.
While the red-eared slider is among the most-studied species in North America (Gibbons, 1990), with known variation in reproductive output among different populations, little is known about the reproductive demography of the Texas river cooter
chrysemydis has been reported from the eastern river cooter
(Pseudemys concinna), common map turtle (Graptemys geographica), and slider (T.
Survey of the river cooter
(Pseudemys concinna) in southern Illinois.
These included four bearded dragons, four corn snakes, three yellowbellied turtles, two river cooter
turtles, a softshelled turtle and a green iguana.
maculosus), Eastern Slender Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus attenuatus longicaudus), Southeastern Five-lined Skink (Eumeces inexpectatus), Broad-headed Skink (Eumeces laticeps), Eastern Six-lined Racerunner (Aspidoscelis sexlineata sexlineata), Northern Scarlet Snake (Cemophora coccinea copei), Red Cornsnake (Elaphe guttata), Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum), Southeastern Crowned Snake (Tantilla coronata), Eastern Hog-nosed Snake (Heterodon platirhinos), Eastern River Cooter
serpentina, Texas river cooter
(Pseudemys texana), red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans), and stinkpot (Sternotherus odoratus).
The Texas river cooter
(Pseudemys texana) is the only other species with which G.
Ecology of the river cooter
, Pseudemys concinna, in a southern Illinois floodplain lake.
parasitica were collected from the plastron of a single male specimen of the eastern river cooter
Pseudemys concinna concinna (LeConte 1830) from Lake Texoma, Marshall County, Oklahoma.
We chose the ornate box turtle (Terrapene ornata), spiny softshell turtle (Apalone spinifera), eastern river cooter
(Pseudemys concinna), slender glass lizard (Ophisaurus attenuatus), prairie king snake (Lampropeltis calligaster), speckled king snake (L.
Reproduction of the river cooter
, Pseudemys concinna, in Arkansas and across its range.